Welcome to my stop on the blog tour celebrating the release of The Antidote for Everything by Kimmery Martin! Thank you to Berkley Publishing for the invitation! Stay tuned for information on how to win a copy at the bottom of this post!
About the Book:
In this whip-smart and timely novel from acclaimed author Kimmery Martin, two doctors travel a surprising path when they must choose between treating their patients and keeping their jobs.
Georgia Brown’s profession as a urologist requires her to interact with plenty of naked men, but her romantic prospects have fizzled. The most important person in her life is her friend Jonah Tsukada, a funny, empathetic family medicine doctor who works at the same hospital in Charleston, South Carolina and who has become as close as family to her.
Just after Georgia leaves the country for a medical conference, Jonah shares startling news. The hospital is instructing doctors to stop providing medical care for transgender patients. Jonah, a gay man, is the first to be fired when he refuses to abandon his patients. Stunned by the predicament of her closest friend, Georgia’s natural instinct is to fight alongside him. But when her attempts to address the situation result in incalculable harm, both Georgia and Jonah find themselves facing the loss of much more than their careers.
First of all, can we just take a moment to acknowledge the gorgeous covers on Kimmery Martin’s books? I didn’t think they could top her cover for Queen of Hearts (see image below), and just look at this? Even incorporating the medical slant to her novels into beautiful artwork.
Georgia Brown is a urologist (I actually know a Georgia Brown, and her husband is a doctor!) and single. She sees lots and lots of men at work, but she wants romance. Her best friend is Jonah, a family medicine doctor who works in the same hospital with her in Charleston, South Carolina.
Georgia heads out of the country for a medical conference, and while away, Jonah finds out the hospital will no longer be providing medical care to transgender patients. Well, the hospital administration is ordering the doctors to stop. Jonah refuses to follow along and is fired.
Georgia fights alongside Jonah for what’s right, but something happens. Something harmful.
The Antidote for Everything is a timely and important novel. I didn’t realize this type of scenario was still happening in our nation’s hospitals, but apparently it is. I loved the characters, especially Georgia and Jonah. I wanted Jonah to be my best friend, too.
There are also some adorable cameos here as a reward for those of us who have been following Martin’s books. No spoilers.
I’m grateful Kimmery Martin took on this medical topic because she’s written an illuminating and provocative story that will hopefully put important issues like these in the forefront of stakeholders’ minds, so more will do what is right and treat everyone with equity as our nation’s founders would insist.
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
About the Author:
Kimmery Martin is a physician, book reviewer, author interviewer, travel blogger, obsessive reader, and general all-around literary nerd who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and three children. The Queen of Hearts is her first novel.
For a chance to win a paperback copy of The Antidote for Everything, please visit my instagram page! Giveaway generously sponsored by the publisher.